Viva signs nationwide 5G services agreement with Huawei

28 Feb 2019

Viva Bahrain, the Kingdom’s third largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, has this week signed an MoU with Chinese equipment vendor Huawei for a nationwide 5G service launch. The pair agreed the deal at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, with the deal coming after Viva announced 5G readiness across Bahrain earlier this month. Acting CEO Mohammad Al Khushail said: ‘We at Viva Bahrain understand the rapid demand for 5G coverage and devices to break out in Bahrain, therefore we made the decision to be a pioneer in launching this technology that will position Bahrain among the first to adopt the 5G network globally.’ Viva claims that customers will be able to benefit from 5G services across Bahrain by June this year.